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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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NVIDIA Graphics Driver 296.19

What is NVIDIA Graphics Driver?

The NVIDIA Graphics Driver is the software driver for NVIDIA Graphics GPU installed on the PC. It is a program used to communicate from the Windows PC OS to the device. This software is required in most cases for the hardware device to function properly. In most cases, drivers come with Windows or can be found by going to Windows Update in Control Panel and checking for updates as well as downloaded from the NVIDIA support website. This is the first WHQL-certified release from the Release 296 family of drivers.


The main program executable is nvgenco64.dll. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 161.72 MB (169,579,322 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvidia.com/Drivers
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\Display.Driver.0
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\system32\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.0\NVI2.DLL",UninstallPackage Display.Driver
Estimated size: 161.72 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA Graphics Driver 296.19

Program module:nvgenco64.dll
Name:NVIDIA Install Application
Generic Coinstaller
Path:C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\Display.Driver.2\nvgenco64.dll
Additional files:
  • dbInstaller.exe - GPU Settings DBInstall Application (DBInstall Application)
  • DisplayDriverExt.dll - NVIDIA Install Application (Graphics Driver Install Helper)
  • nvdispco32.dll - Display Driver Coinstaller
  • nvgenco32.dll - Generic Coinstaller
  • NVCPLSetupInt.exe - NVIDIA Package Launcher
  • nvdispco64.dll

How do I remove NVIDIA Graphics Driver?

You can uninstall NVIDIA Graphics Driver from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program NVIDIA Graphics Driver 296.19, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove NVIDIA Graphics Driver.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.91%
Windows Vista 44.19%
Windows 10 2.91%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 40.97%
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.70%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.74%
Windows 7 Professional 6.99%
Windows 10 Home 2.14%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.11%
  Canada 5.70%
  United Kingdom 4.53%
  Australia 4.40%
  New Zealand 0.91%
  Singapore 0.52%
  France 0.52%
  Netherlands 0.52%
  Germany 0.39%
  Malaysia 0.39%
  BO 0.26%
  Thailand 0.26%
  Belgium 0.26%
  India 0.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 94.49%
Dell 3.41%
Common models
HP-Pavilion KQ437AA-ABA I... 5.61%
HP-Pavilion NC700AA-ABA I... 4.05%
HP-Pavilion KJ376AA-ABA m... 3.43%
HP-Pavilion KC880AA-ABA m... 2.49%
HP-Pavilion KQ497AA-ABA m... 2.49%
HP-Pavilion FK484AV-ABA m... 2.18%


Nvidia is known for its graphics processing units and dominates the high performance GPU market.
Publisher URL: www.nvidia.com


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